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weekly selection 5 - 2021 photographer of the year


Team Africa Geographic

Thursday, 11 February 2021

Our Photographer of the Year 2021 is open for submissions, with cash prizes of US$10,000 for the overall winner and the two runners-up. They and their partners will also join our CEO Simon Espley and his wife Lizz on the ultimate private safari in Botswana.

The competition runs from January to June 2021. Get your entries in now and join us in celebrating Africa! Proudly brought to you by Hemmersbach Rhino Force and Natural Selection.

Here are the best submissions for this week 

A recently rescued, female white-bellied pangolin – unfortunately this vulnerable individual did not survive. N’Zi Nature Reserve, Ivory Coast. © Alice Paghera
An orca trawls the chilly waters surrounding Marion Island. © Tavis Dalton
An endemic leaf-tailed gecko. Réserve spéciale d’Analamazaotra, Madagascar. © Andreas Just
Pensive scanning of the Kalahari from a perfect perch. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Botswana. © Aron Frankental
Where on earth did my friends go? Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. © Artur Stankiewicz
Safety at sunset. Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Mattheuns Pretorius
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Prehensile coil of colour belonging to a flap-necked chameleon. Motswari Private Game Reserve, South Africa. © Char Cornwallis
An alpha suricate leads its mob to their next location. Makgadikgadi Pan, Botswana. © Jaroslaw Klej
Gridlock on the Mara River. Mara Triangle, Kenya. © Corlette Wessels
A young mountain gorilla climbs effortlessly while communicating with its troop below. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda. © Darcy Shelanskey
Playing in the dust – face planting and wrestling while the adults have a serious bath. Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa. © Darren Donovan
Shadowing their mother, three lion cubs remain close as she leads them to the remains of a wildebeest kill. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Diinesh Kumble
A monumental shake gives a shower to anything close by. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Guillaume Niger
A kudu bull kicks the beta female while the rest of the pack hasten the thrashing antelope’s final moments. Karingani Game Reserve, Mozambique. © Jo Taylor
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A female chinspot batis feeds its demanding chicks in their perfect little nest. Kolwezi Lualaba Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. © Kirkamon Cabello
Cat on cat, size does matter. A caracal drags its African wild cat supper to a concealed location. Mabuashehube, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Botswana. © Louise Victor
Juvenile African palm civet – a small, muscular viverrid that lives in the forests of central and west Africa. N’Zi Nature Reserve, Ivory Coast. © Alice Paghera
As fragile as porcelain – a porcelain crab extends its fans, readying them to catch drifting food particles. Situ Island, Northern Mozambique. © Peet J van Eeden
A yellow-billed oxpecker – star of the show. Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Quinn Kloppers
A colour-conscious, red-cheeked Cordon bleu picks a matching perch. Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda. © Ricardo Ferreira
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A good morning for a pale chanting goshawk…the worst one for a little murid. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Tania Cholwich
An Antarctic fur seal hunts and kills a king penguin. Kildakey Bay, Marion Island. © Tavis Dalton
A rufous beaked snake suffocates a rodent and sucks on its tail before feasting. Manyara Ranch, Tanzania. © Tom Nicholson
Eyeball to eyeball – territorial sparring. Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Tristan Masterton
A pair of greater flamingo do a synchronized dance in Lake Magadi. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. © Alison Mees
An inquisitive Palmato gecko – Namib Naukluft National Park, Namibia. © Werner Hoetzel

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